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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma; cancer of the lining of the abdominal caviety.

Curcumin as an Anticancer Agent in Malignant Mesothelioma: A Review.

International Journal of Molecular Science 2020 March 7 [Link] Baldi A, De Luca A, Maiorano P, D’Angelo C, Giordano A Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is an infrequent tumor that initiates from the mesothelial cells lining of body cavities. The great majority of mesotheliomas originate in the pleural cavity, while the remaining cases initiate in the peritoneal […]

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A Mesothelial Inclusion Cyst Presenting in a 40-Year-Old Woman as Abdominal Pain and Bloating – A Rare Diagnosis.

European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine 2020 January 24 [Link] Canadas S, Fernandes R, Almeida H, Correia JS Abstract Cystic mesotheliomas (also called mesothelial inclusion cysts) are rare benign neoplasms that occur more often in young women. Symptoms are usually non-specific, demanding a thorough work-up. We report a case of a 40-year-old female […]

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Photodynamic Therapy-Based Dendritic Cell Vaccination Suited to Treat Peritoneal Mesothelioma.

Cancers 2020 February 27 [Link] Trempolec N, Doix B, Degavre C, Brusa D, Bouzin C, Riant O, Feron O Abstract The potential of dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapy to treat cancer is, nowadays, well documented. Still, the clinical success of immune checkpoint inhibitors has dampened the interest in anticancer DC vaccination. For highly life-threatening tumors that […]

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Predictors and Outcomes of Surgery in Peritoneal Mesothelioma: an Analysis of 2000 Patients from the National Cancer Database.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020 January 31 [Link] Bijelic L, Darcy K, Stodghill J, Tian C, Cannon T Abstract INTRODUCTION: Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) is a rare malignancy associated with poor outcomes. Recent reports have shown longer survival with radical surgery, usually combined with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. However, surgical interventions in these patients have not […]

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Clinical and surgical outcomes of patients with peritoneal mesothelioma discussed at a monthly national multidisciplinary team video-conference meeting.

BJS Open 2020 January 30 [Link] Brandl A, Westbrook S, Nunn S, Arbuthnot-Smith E, Mulsow J, Youssef H, Carr N, Tzivanakis A, Dayal S, Mohamed F, Moran BJ, Cecil T Abstract BACKGROUND: Peritoneal mesothelioma (PM) is a rare primary neoplasm of the peritoneum with an increasing incidence worldwide. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy […]

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Indications for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with cytoreductive surgery: a systematic review.

European Journal of Cancer 2020 January 24 [Link] Auer RC, Sivajohanathan D, Biagi J, Conner J, Kennedy E, May T Abstract The purpose of the present review was to describe evidence-based indications for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), with cytoreductive surgery (CRS), in patients with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, appendiceal (including appendiceal mucinous neoplasm), colorectal, gastric, […]

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What is the Optimal Preoperative Imaging Modality for Assessing Peritoneal Cancer Index? An Analysis From the United States HIPEC Collaborative.

Clinical Colorectal Cancer 2019 December 12 [Link] Lee RM, Zaidi MY, Gamboa AC, Speegle S, Kimbrough CW, Cloyd JM, Leiting JL, Grotz TE, Lee A4, Fournier KF, Powers BD, Dineen SP, Baumgartner J, Veerapong J, Clarke CN, Sussman JJ, Patel S, Hendrix RJ, Lambert LA, Vande Walle KA, Abbott DE, LaRocca CJ, Raoof M, Fackche […]

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Well-Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma with Omental Calcifications: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

The American Journal of Case Reports 2020 January 13 [Link] Erem AS, Allamaneni SS, Braverman TS Abstract BACKGROUND Omental calcifications of the peritoneum are typically small and asymptomatic. However, larger psammomatous bodies that cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating are often associated with tumors such as primary serous papillary carcinoma, mesothelioma, or metastatic […]

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BAP1 GERMLINE MUTATION WITH IRIDOCILIOCHOROIDAL MELANOMA AND MALIGNANT PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA.

Retinal Cases & Brief Reports 2019 December 31 [Link] Yaghy A, Lim LA, Mashayekhi A, Shields CL Abstract PURPOSE: BAP1 germline mutation can promote risk of uveal melanoma and mesothelioma. In this study, we report a patient with BAP1 germline mutation and uveal melanoma who developed a rare form of mesothelioma in the peritoneum. METHOD: […]

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Malignant Diffuse Mesothelioma in Women: A Study of 354 Cases.

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2019 December 23 [Link] Pavlisko EN, Liu B, Green C, Sporn TA, Roggli VL Abstract We reviewed 354 cases of malignant diffuse mesothelioma (MM) in women from a database of 2858 histologically confirmed MM cases. There was a pleural predominance with 78% pleural MM and 22% peritoneal MM. The […]

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